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Photography Laboratory

Code 16624
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/PL(45H)
Scientific area Cinema
Entry requirements .
Learning outcomes In this Curricular Unit it is intended that the student learn the historical, technical and aesthetic foundations of photography. At the end of it, the student should be able to handle any photographic equipment as well as make creative decisions and framing and exposure techniques.
Syllabus Part I:
1. Cameras, lenses and accessories; Understanding Exposure; Depth of field and focal lengths; Creativity: Composition and Photographic Vision
2. Practical exercises
Part II: Still image and moving image
What is a montage? Decoupage and montage. Cinema without editing. Framing and the frame. The structuring of space and time in a film. The temporality of the film in its sound and image space.
Part III: Technique and practice, controlling the image
Types of lighting; Equipment: techniques and solutions;3.3 Shooting: styles and approaches
The functions of the image team; Practical light and camera exercises
Main Bibliography BARTHES, Roland (1981) A Câmara Clara, Lisboa, Edições 70. FLUSSER, Vilém (1998) Ensaio sobre a fotografia, Lisboa, Relógio D’Água SANTOS, Joel (2010) Fotografia: Luz, Exposição, Composição, Equipamento, V.N. Famalicão, Centro Atlântico LANGFORD, Michael. (2000) Fotografia Básica, Dinalivro (5aedição) ALTON, John. (2013) Painting with Light, University of California Press
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria There is a presentation and exposition of the fundamental concepts and theories, as well as the equipment used, which work as a preparation for the realization of practical exercises of exposition and framing of photographs. Continuous assessment involves carrying out practical exercises in class, which will be the subject of further analysis and discussion. Each student will carry out two individual assignments and one group assignment.

individual work:
photo essay (30%)
visual narrative (60%)
group work
Practical exercise with artificial lighting - Indoor (10%)
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.


Não tem Fotografia.
Fernando Cabral


Last updated on: 2024-03-04

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